Florida Workers’ Compensation Frequently Asked Questions
Q: If I need to have vocational training or retraining after my injury on the job, who pays for that training?A: The State of Florida
Q: If I have been injured on the job, but it was my fault, then am I still entitled to benefits?
A: Yes, even if your on the job injury was your fault, you are still entitled to Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Florida.
Q: Am I entitled to any Lost Wages if I am injured on the job and, if so, for how long?
A: Yes, you are entitled to lost wages in Florida if you are injured on the job and those wages could be paid for up to a total of 104 weeks.
Q: Am I entitled to Medical Care if I am injured on the job?
A: Yes, if you are injured on the job in Florida you are entitled to Medical Care benefits.
Q: May I change doctors during treatment of an on the job injury?
A: Yes, you may change doctors one time.
Q: Am I entitled to have my mileage for trips to and from the doctor and/or physical therapy paid or reimbursed?
A: Yes, you are entitled to have your Medical Mileage paid for or reimbursed if you are injured on the job in Florida.
Q: Am I entitled to have my mileage reimbursed or paid for for my trips to and from the pharmacy?
A: Yes, you are entitled to have your Mileage Reimbursed or Paid for for your trips to and from the pharmacy to pick up prescriptions related to your injury on the job.
Q: What if I can not provide my own transportation to and from doctors appointments or physical therapy?
A: If you can not provide transportation to and from doctors appoints and/or physical therapy, then Transportation will be provided for you.
Q: Am I entitled to have my prescriptions paid for or reimbursed?
A: Yes, you are entitled to have your Prescriptions for an on the job injury paid for or reimbursed.
Q: Why do I need an Attorney if I am Injured on the Job in Florida?
A: It is in your best interests to hire an attorney who is qualified and experienced in representing injured workers in Florida who seek Workers’ Compensation benefits so that you receive all of the benefits that you are entitled to by law and so you are not taken advantage of by the insurance companies or your employer.
Q: What will my Lawyer do for me in my Workers’ Compensation Case?
A: Your Lawyer will keep you informed of the status of your case, your lawyer will negotiate on your behalf, and if a just and fair settlement can not be reached on your behalf, then your attorney will go to court on your behalf.